Josh Fartch is a modern painter who also exhibits drawing and photography.
Josh grew up in Mount Gambier, South Australia and has a Bachelor in Fine Art with Deakin University (1996) and a Masters in Fine Art (by research 2014) with Monash University.
He currently paints from his studio in Brunswick, with much of his source material coming from time spent in South West Victoria. Clouds and mountains are common motifs. He draws inspiration from the contrast between these two worlds and has an interest in both modern and contemporary painters tackling traditional subjects.
‘I paint from sketches, notes and photographs taken while travelling, and from where I live in Coburg Melbourne. Hockney has long been an influence on my work and I love his approach to mixing new technology with the natural world. Recent influences include Constable, Richter and Hopper and I follow closely the footsteps of the current crop of successful contemporary representational and abstract Australian painters.’